Waterproofing Maps

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:45
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Hi All

I would like to waterproof some maps. Has anyone tried Scotchguard for this and was it successful. Are there any other products that could be used.

Thanks in advance for any information

Michael
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Reply By: Member - John & Sally W (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:53

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:53
Hi Michael,
We have had some of our maps that we use laminated. Will cost a few $$ but so does replacing topo and other maps. The only trouble is they then have to be rolled and kept in a cylinder (from Post Office). They can be highlighted on with markers then when you get home the highlighter can be rubbed off.
Sally.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:52

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:52
**Hi Michael,
We have had some of our maps that we use laminated. Will cost a few $$ but so does replacing topo and other maps. The only trouble is they then have to be rolled and kept in a cylinder***


I do the same but put mine in a 100mm sewer pipe with one cap and a screw on the end,works a treat...


Cheers
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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 14:06

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 14:06
G'day Michael
Use that clear plastic book covering stuff that school kids use. Do both sides for total waterproofing. Easy, cheap, effective.
Cheers from the Moose
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:21

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:21
GRANT MINERVINI AGENCIES
MELROSE PARK,
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Phone: 08-82751555

Have this product for waterproofing maps AQUASEAL

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Follow Up By: Mr Pointyhead - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:12

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:12
I have tried to buy Aquaseal for maps before from various outdoors shops that sell the other Aquaseal products (for boots etc). However they could not get it in.

Has anyone come across any places that sell it ?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:34

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:34
^^^^^^ Have you tried the number above? ^^^^^^
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Follow Up By: Mr Pointyhead - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:04

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:04
The dealer I went to tried to order it from the distributor without success.

So I thought someone else may have come across a retailer that stocks it.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:47

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:47
some so called "dealers" dont even try

have you tried the number direct as shaker asked
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:53

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:53
thanks Shaker for the info
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Reply By: trilogy - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:11

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:11
The army has used clear contact available from newsagencies for at least the last 30 years.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:51

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:51
on this subject
there is a non tear (well almost non tear) paper from zerox...wonder if you could order maps printed on that stuff.

its dear stuff for the use what i was considering/looking at, but for maps it would be more justifable
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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:27

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:27
You could try some of this:

Toughprint

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:34

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:34
but as you can see...10 sheets to a pack at $24.95 per pack makes that err um
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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:51

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:51
Teslin and Tyvek are other waterproof papers. Teslin can be laser printed, Tyvek is also used for disposable coveralls and car covers.

A 650 x 910 sheet of teslin is around $3 from Spicers

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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:12

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:12
I run my maps through a colour photo copier and then dbl side and laminate. Keep the original at home and the copies in the camper.

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:58

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:58
One product that would work is called Drywall and is used in the building industry to waterproof masonry. It is clear (some tins look like petrol), and dries clear. Is silicon based, is expensive and it only used to come in 4L tins. When I was still building we used it all thet ime and it was said that you could coat over wallpaper.

Ring a few tradies they may let you have a jar full.

Just remembered that you can get aerosol sprays from stationers and art supply companies for protecting sketches etc. Our draftsman at work had a can of the stuff. Think from memory it is waterproofing. Also what about canvas seam sealers???????
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Reply By: Member - Iceman (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:59

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:59
I got my laminated at the Map Centre in Mt Waverley for around $8 each well worth it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:08

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:08
Hiya Icey

Could you please give me the details to this shop,Might pay it a visit..

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Follow Up By: Member - Toolman (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:29

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:29
Melbourne Map Centre
Address: 738 - 740 Waverley Road, (Cnr Waverley & Warrigal Roads), Malvern East, Victoria

Phone: 03 9569 5472

Toolman
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:54

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:54
Hema maps are available that are supposedly "waterproof-superstrong-synthetic map" ,or so says the Great Desert Tracks map pack.
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